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Friday, 11 May 2007

Make Your Own Talc

Frugal Talc

Appropriate container
Some bicarbonate of soda (every frugal home should have this as it’s used for just about everything)
Some dry beans
Your favourite essential oil (I like peppermint)

Step 1
Take the lid and using a very thin drill make lots of tiny holes. You can also use a heated pin held with pliers over a candle.

Step 2
Half fill the container with the bicarb.

Step 3
Bung in the beans. These help make it easier to shake out the powder.

Step 4
Add a couple of drops (LITERALLY A COUPLE) and allow it to stand in the container for a couple of hours with the lid on, shaking occasionally.

This makes for a very pleasant fragrance.

Use it on smelly feet, in shoes, on the carpet (check an inconspicuous area first) brush through the smelly dogs coat or even as a dry shampoo brushed through your own hair (test first and watch the eyes).

If you wish to use it as a personal talc test it first on a small part of your body because the oil can burn delicate skin.

Of course, you can omit the oil and just use the bicarb straight.

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